Breasts are an important part of a woman’s anatomy and they also have an emotional connection to them. Aging, weight loss, breastfeeding, and genetics are some of the factors that can cause women to lose volume in their breasts and cause them to sag and/or be asymmetrical. This causes most women to desire fuller breasts that are firm and perkier. Undergoing Breast Augmentation in Dubai can help you achieve enhanced breast volume and overall body contour.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is Breast Augmentation?
- 2 What Can Breast Augmentation Do?
- 3 Am I A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
- 4 What Should I Expect During Breast Augmentation Consultation?
- 5 Breast Augmentation Preparation
- 6 Breast Augmentation Procedure
- 7 What Happens After The Breast Augmentation Procedure?
- 8 Breast Augmentation Recovery
- 9 Breast Augmentation Risks and Side Effects
- 10 Breast Augmentation FAQs
- 11 Schedule a Free Consultation
What is Breast Augmentation?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Breast Augmentation is among the top 5 frequently performed cosmetic surgery procedures. Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure done to increase breast size. It involves using breast implants or fat transfer to enhance the volume of the breasts to achieve a more desirable breast shape and/or improve breast size asymmetry. The implants can either be placed under the chest muscles or breast tissue.
What Can Breast Augmentation Do?
Women undergo breast enhancement for various reasons; for some, it is to increase their low self-confidence due to having smaller breasts while for others it is to restore the breast after being through certain conditions.
Breast augmentation surgery can help you achieve the following:
- Adjust the size and shape of your breasts following weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding
- Provide you with better shape and volume thus enhancing your body contour
- Correct asymmetrical breasts by restoring balance
- Add breast volume to the desired bra size
- Boost self-esteem and confidence
Am I A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
Augmentation mammoplasty is a purely cosmetic procedure that can cause a drastic alteration to your body. It is because of this that it should be a personal choice to undergo the procedure. Your plastic surgeon can consider you for the procedure if you meet the following candidacy criteria:
- Your breasts have stopped growing
- You have small or uneven breasts that are making you uncomfortable
- You are aware and okay with the changes that this surgery will bring
- You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Your breasts have lost shape or volume
- You are healthy and have realistic expectations
What Should I Expect During Breast Augmentation Consultation?
It is important to consult with a plastic surgeon who is an expert in breast procedures. During the consultation, you will discuss why you want to undergo breast augmentation surgery and what goals you expect to achieve from it. You will undergo a full physical exam which will include a breast examination. Your plastic surgeon will take you through what to do before the procedure, what to expect, and the potential side effects and complications.
A blood test plus other types of tests will be performed a few days before the procedure to make sure you are fit for the surgery.
During the consultation, you can ask any questions that you want regarding the procedure.
Breast Augmentation Preparation
Preparing for breast augmentation surgery involves following pre-operative guidelines given by your plastic surgeon.
Your doctor will advise you to stop smoking a few weeks before the procedure. You will also be asked to avoid certain medications such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, as these can increase your risk of bruising and bleeding. Your current medications may be adjusted, or you will be put on certain medications.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in a hospital, an accredited outpatient, or an ambulatory surgical center.
Two types of breast implants can be used during breast augmentation surgery:
- Silicone implants. These types of breast implants are silicone gel-filled or cohesive gel silicone gel-filled. The gel is usually elastic and soft to the touch. They come pre-filled and the incision used is longer than that of saline-filled implants.
- Saline implants. These implants can be filled with sterile saltwater during the procedure or pre-filled to a predetermined size.
What Happens After The Breast Augmentation Procedure?
After the breast augmentation surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room where you will be monitored for a few hours.
The procedure does not require an overnight hospital stay and when you are stable a friend or family member can drive you home and help you through the first night.
Before heading home you will be provided with post-op instructions for your recovery and follow-up appointment dates with your plastic surgeon. You will also be given the prescribed medication.
Breast Augmentation Recovery
You will be given a compression bandage or advised to wear a sports bra during the recovery for extra support and proper positioning of the breast implants.
You will likely experience soreness, swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the next couple of weeks but pain medication will help with the discomfort. Follow your plastic surgeon’s post-op instructions and he/she will also advise you on when to return to regular activities. Most people can return to work within a few weeks.
During your recovery, the breasts will be sensitive thus avoiding strenuous activities or jarring movements for a few weeks.
The results of breast augmentation surgery are immediate but are obscured by the swelling. They become apparent gradually as the swelling goes down.
Breast Augmentation Risks and Side Effects
When breast augmentation surgery is done by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who is skilled in breast procedure the risks are rare. Risks and side effects associated with breast augmentation include:
- Breast pain
- Capsular contracture
- Changes in breast and nipple sensation
- Implant rupture or leakage
- Changes in implant position
Breast Augmentation FAQs
What is the difference between breast augmentation and breast implants?
Breast augmentation is the name of the procedure that is done to enlarge breasts while breast implants are the synthetic parts that are surgically inserted into the chest area to support the augmentation process.
How painful is breast augmentation?
Pain associated with breast augmentation is mostly at its peak in the first three days after the procedure. However, pain medication is usually prescribed to help control it.
What does breast augmentation surgery cost?
The cost of breast augmentation surgery depends on different factors such as the type of breast implant used, clinic type, plastic surgeon's expertise, the extent of treatment, your expectations, and skin elasticity. To know the exact cost of your procedure, you can consult with our expert plastic surgeons.
How long does breast augmentation last?
According to the FDA, breast implants have a shelf life of at least 10 years. However, some types of breast implants can last much longer while others are less.
Schedule a Free Consultation
At Euromed Clinic Dubai we have highly qualified Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons who are experts in breast augmentation procedures. We have well-trained nurses and a great support staff that will be with you every step of the way. Book a free consultation with one of our expert plastic surgeons by calling us or filling out the online form.